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Ryanair Reviews

Updated 18 October 2018
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Pros
  • "Staff travel is also another pro of working within the company" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Good salary and I can send my daughter to a good school" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "No basic salary, as most of us were contracted by AGENCIES" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Cabin crew training fee is too high" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Officer in Livingston, Scotland
    Current Employee - First Officer in Livingston, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always have a planned rooster 4 weeks ahead, short haul, always at the end of the day be home meet loads of friends

    Cons

    Stress full, once you start the type rating is £20,000 Hard to get a vacation. Sometimes flight delays, fly only in europe


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Cabin Crew based in Manchester"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good for experience
    - Met lot of amazing people/colleagues
    - Easy to get hired, so it's a great opportunity if you want to be in aviation
    - Good salary once you get promoted to cabin supervisor

    Cons

    - Bad Management
    - Company doesn't care about employees
    - Bad salary as a junior cabin crew

    Advice to Management

    They should care more about their employees!

  3. "Ryanair crew"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    Easy company to start off with, a foot in the door.

    Cons

    Poor conditions, pay, very competitive between employees for sales bonus


  4. "Social Media/Customer Service"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    Nice friendly office environment

    Cons

    Low pay and you have to treat people very badly!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "fine to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    3 days off which is ok

    Cons

    salary is super bad and not enough


  6. "Wish I could give 0 stars"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Stansted, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Stansted, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None at all whatsoever seriously

    Cons

    Everything - don’t ignore the bad reviews on here for cabin crew. They’re all true


  7. "Perfect experience in aviation but very demanding and aggressive company. Not taking care of their employees at all."

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    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Stansted, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Stansted, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    5/3 roster pattern
    Experience in aviation

    Cons

    Only 25% of the crew works directly for Ryanair.
    They only pay for the flight hours, not the hours spent on duty (sometimes you get stuck on the ground for hours).
    Contractors have 0 hours contracts.
    Unrealistic sales targets, debriefings and meetings if not matched.
    Crew are not allowed to call sick otherwise threatened with dismissal and demotion.
    Many of the cabin crew speak very poor English.
    Poor working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Take good care of your crew. They are good and hardworking people and they deserve to be treated like that.

  8. "What it's like working for Ryanair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start your cabin crew career as they will take anyone who can read and write basic english.

    Cons

    Compare to other Cabin Crew jobs this is probably the least enjoyable as you don't get any time to go out or take pictures. Also the pay is probably the worse, if you have bills to pay maybe you should look else where.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing!! I have worked here for a month honestly read this before going to an assessment day

    Cons

    LIED TO AT EVERY POINT IN THE TRAINING AND THE ASSESSMENT CENTRE, CONTRACT IS NOT WITH RYANAIR AND YOU WILL NEVER GET ONE WITH THEM EITHER, working conditions are diabolical and it’s about time it was looked into, make you sign the contract after your training which may I add if your based in the UK is seasonal so you’ll be told you’ve got to take unpaid leave in the winter was not once told this until signing it, they PAY BELOW minimum wage and when you argue it give you some rubbish excuse you cannot live on the salary £631 a month with £5.80 an hour is shocking!!! No one can live on it and they expect you to live within an hour from the airport! I can’t afford to live on it! They don’t tell you in the winter you’ll get 3 shifts a month yes that’s what my rota looks like with homestandbys all month I’ll just sit depressed all month with nothing to do incase I get a phone call telling me to be at the airport in an hour!! Let alone try and survive on £631 a month ludicrous! To add to this they are laying people off for the winter and still recruiting last time I checked this was against the law! Communication is poor don’t even bother asking a question because no one knows the answer or you’ll never hear anything back! Wouldn’t even bother with a base transfer you’ll get no response either! They have unions they don’t listen too!! You also get given the incentive of 10% of all your sales but you’ll never see any of it as they deduct it saying the bar was down don’t try and argue as you’ll never win. Too much of a sales culture with crew fighting over sales and crew who have been there 10+ years think there superior and will not let you do any duty free as these have all the incentives on them and yet there the ones on double what the rest of the crew are on!
    ALSO IF YOU OPT FOR THE £700 AT THE END OF TRAINING WHICH YOU WILL NEED THEN MAKE SURE YOU STAY FOR THE YEAR OR THEYLL WANT IT BACK!!!

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest, more communication is needed. You need to LOOK at the contracts as they are poor NO ONE can survive on your POOR pay which you think is acceptable, RYANAIR only care about pilots if your cabin crew you’ve got no chance the sooner head office get off there high horses and look at working conditions then it might actually be a good company to work for but who am I kidding there money hungry with no remorse for crew we’re just another number. I’d love to see them live on less than £1000 a month and be expected to live as close to the airport as possible!! With money left over SHAMBLES OF A COMPANY


  10. "Cabin crew"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Cabin Crew Crewlink Contract in London, England
    Current Employee - Junior Cabin Crew Crewlink Contract in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    Flexible roster. 5 days busy-3 days off

    Cons

    Bad organization of the company. Many ours of delays without being paid.

    Advice to Management

    Better behavior to the employees


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